The Camelot Society Welcomes Tammy Baldwin as Executive Director

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The Camelot society is pleased to announce that Tammy Baldwin has accepted the position of Executive Director. In 2010, Camelot celebrated its fortieth year serving developmentally disabled adults in group homes and supported living residences throughout King County.

The Camelot Society recently relocated to Mountlake Terrace in the Hall Creek office park near 220th St SW and 70th Ave W.

The Camelot Society is dedicated to providing quality services to adults with Developmental Disabilities in residential settings including group homes and their own homes by ensuring a safe environment that fosters individual choice, independence and personal growth. They are committed to treating all persons we serve with dignity and respect, and to supporting them to meet their full potential.

Here is a little bit about Tammy Baldwin:

I was born and raised in the cornfields of Illinois. Growing up in small town USA gave me an appreciation for the simple things in life, including the relationships that you make with others. I knew early on that I wanted to work with special populations and volunteered in the high school “resource room” with the special education kids, while I worked at the local nursing home.

Life changes brought me to Washington State in 1982. Since arriving in WA, I’ve worked with the mental health population, as well as teens in crisis. I took my first job working with adults with developmental disabilities in 1984. Starting as a direct service worker, I took on other roles coordinating a summer recreation program for disabled teens and developing and coordinating a job readiness program for disabled teens in special education programs in the local school district. I also developed successful grants for disabled training programs and capital funding projects. I became the Program Manager of an ITS program in 1990 and later took on the role of Special Projects Administrator, supporting DD adults and children, as well as teens with dual diagnosis. I was also a consultant for disabled adolescents with difficult-to-manage behaviors, assisting to develop behavior support plans and staff training protocol. In 1993, I accepted the position of executive director (ED) at a non-profit agency supporting DD adults. One of my greatest accomplishments there was seeing staff become motivated and empowered in their jobs. My philosophy has always been “Happy Staff, Happy Clients”, and it soon translated into a well-run organization that was receiving positive recommendations from the state’s Division of Developmental Disabilities.

In late 2002, I found myself looking for new employment. I reluctantly responded to vague ad looking for an administrative assistant. The rest, as they say is history… I’ve been with Camelot since 2003, and I am the Associate Director, as well as the Administrator of the Supported Living Program. I really enjoy my work with our clients, in particular those with Prader-Willi Syndrome. I especially like working with behavioral challenges. The Camelot Society has felt like home to me. The services and agency philosophy of respect to clients and enhancing quality of life are tenets that I strongly believe in. The Camelot Society rocks!

On a personal note, I have three children, 2 daughters and a son and one step son. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy Muskie fishing, going to sporting events, antiquing, going to garage sales/thrift stores, biking, and finding a new favorite restaurant. I also enjoy writing.

Learn more about the Camelot Society at http://camelotsociety.org/.

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